Happy Hallowe'en, my friends! I hope your weekend is ghoulishly good!
- Dress - handmade, no label, vintage 60s; last worn here for Hallowe'en 2011
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here for our rock & roll holiday earlier this month
Add a wig and Vizzini looks at me cautiously.
|"Must eat that flower."|
|I had a few odd looks while I walked around town|
- Leather obi - thrifted
- Rose - Le Chateau
- Cuffs - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
- Spider ring - homegrown vintage c. 1986, gift from Mom and Dad
- Teeny spider stud - gift from Marian
- Spider earrings - gift from Cindy
If you're interested in how I did my make-up, which was easily the most elaborate part of my costume, get ready for some giant pictures of my face. I did a test run last night to make sure I could do my complicated make-up, and I took pictures as I went along.
Hey if you're not interested, then run away now - giant pictures of my face!
I didn't really have time for a costume, so aside from pulling stuff out of my regular clothes, I thought I could do a more fun thing and paint my face. I've been watching Face Off, and got all inspired.
I started with a clean face and my hair pulled back, and put on a light base of white.
|My skeptical face|
I used the brush side to start outlining, to get a feel for the balance on my face.
From there, I tried adding glitter to it, and it was the worst, goopiest stuff ever! I had to scrub my face clean and start over.
Then I tried to shade around my eyes with eye shadow.
Did not like this.
Start over - bare face with some BB cream and powder, not white stuff, and hell, let's try the thick felt tip, shall we?
I added some shading with grey eyeshadow.
Not quite me - how about a little bow mouth?
This is what I used:
Oh wow that makeup is incredible! Such a great costume, well done!ReplyDelete
It's nice you shared the process and what did and didn't work too - often people make it look so easy like they mastered it on the first go, not sharing all the fun they had along the way.
Thanks for the tutorial! You look scary-fabulous and I love Vizzini's puzzled face. xoxReplyDelete
Sheila, your Halloween costumes are the best. Every year something new and interesting. You do not disappoint.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the makeup run-through - the error part of your trial is really useful, and the shading you used is brilliant.
It's funny that you had only a "few odd looks" - just goes to show that you can pretty much wear ANYthing and the sky won't fall down. People here too hardly glanced at people in costume. Why is that?
Excellent Sheila!!! Love it.ReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous frock and I LOVE the make-up - great job! xxxReplyDelete
Wow! What a great costume. Love the makeup. Didn't even recognize you.ReplyDelete
What a great look for El Dia de los Muertos! I am going to reference this in a week when I hopefully will do something fun for Tucson's huge annual parade for this holiday.ReplyDelete
What an off-the-charts awesome costume and makeup job. You look too cool and festively lovely for words!!!ReplyDelete
Nice work on the skull makeup - I did a sugar skull makeup two years ago for halloween and it was a lot of fun, as I was totally unrecognizable.ReplyDelete
That is such a pretty dress - you need to wear it as your regular self!
You did an amazing job with your make up - and like the previous commenter said: wear that dress in real life" it rocks.ReplyDelete